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CLASSIC CONTEST
IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD. Nash Central's Kaley Sharpe (left) heads the ball forward while being defended by Northern Nash's Rebekah Beal during last Wednesday's Big East Conference girls soccer showdown on the NNHS campus in Red Oak.
CLASSIC CONTEST

RED OAK -- Scoring wasn't in abundant quality when Northern Nash and Nash Central met for the first time this spring earlier this month in girls soccer action.
That tight matchup when Northern's way as the Lady Knights mustered two goals, compared to just one for Central.
Things looked to be headed in a similar direction during the early portion of last Wednesday's Big East Conference rematch at the NNHS Soccer Complex.
Northern Nash's Zion King, playing one of the best matches of her young career, worked through the Central defense with a strong push at the 31:25 mark -- and found the back of the net to give the Lady Knights an early advantage.

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Wesleyan standouts are feted
EARLY RETIREMENT. Men's tennis standout Robert Kjellberg has his jersey retired as part of the recent North Carolina Wesleyan College Student-Athlete Awards Ceremony.
Wesleyan standouts are feted

ROCKY MOUNT -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College Department of Athletics hosted its 50th Annual Awards Ceremony last Thursday in Minges Auditorium of the Dunn Center.
Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from the 2014-2015 season.
The night began with a video commemorating the 50th anniversary of the awards ceremony.

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Bunn Bests Southern In Softball
HURRY UP, BALL. Southern Nash High School first baseman Olivia Lamm (left) waits for a slow-moving ball to arrive during last Wednesday's non-conference softball loss at home against the Bunn Ladycats.
Bunn Bests Southern In Softball

STANHOPE -- Due to their usual status as two of the area's most talented, consistent programs, Southern Nash and Bunn have engaged in plenty of high-level, entertaining softball showdowns through the years.
Last Wednesday's meeting will not be added to that list.
Bunn is currently peaking with a strong, deep club that brought an undefeated record into the matchup at Ladybird Field.

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Northern honored by state
Northern honored by state

CHAPEL HILL -- Almost 21,000 individual awards have been given by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association to student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom as well as on the playing court or athletic field.
The NCHSAA made the awards in its Scholar-Athlete program presented by the North Carolina National Guard, which includes recognition of varsity teams which attain certain grades as well as individual athletes.

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NN, RM excel at event

BETHEL -- Northern Nash and Rocky Mount were both effective at the annual Pitt County Track and Field Classic, which was held April 20 at North Pitt High School.
NNHS was third in the boys standings with 90 points and fourth in the girls rankings with 68 markers.
Rocky Mount claimed second in both the boys (132) and girls (126).
Team winners were Southeast Raleigh in girls (195) and host North Pitt in boys (156).

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Mudcats mastered by Red Sox
Mudcats mastered by Red Sox

ZEBULON -- The Salem Red Sox held the Carolina Mudcats to just one run in both games of Sunday's Class A Carolina League baseball doubleheader at Five County Stadium in Zebuon.
The Mudcats managed just two total runs on five hits between both games while losing games one and two 2-1 and 4-1 respectively.
The Mudcats (7-9) were held to four hits in game one and to just one in game two.

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NASH CO. REC UPDATE

NASH COUNTY -- Listed are updated results from the Nash County Parks and Recreation Department's Spring Soccer and Baseball/Softball Leagues:

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Noland spectacular for St. Aug's

RALEIGH -- Saint Augustine's University swept all four CIAA softball weekly awards last Tuesday.
Korey Hill (So./Virginia Beach, VA) was named Offensive Player of the Week, Danyelle Noland (Fr./Nashville, NC) was selected Defensive Player of the Week, Meranda Zanni (So./Phoenix, OR) was chosen Pitcher of the Week and Nikki Bynum Bumpass was voted Coach of the Week.
All three players and Coach Bumpass helped the Lady Falcons post a 5-1 record last week including a 4-0 CIAA mark.

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Prep golf campaign continues

WILSON -- Southern Nash's Josh Harden delivered a strong 73 to claim medalist honors during last Thursday's non-conference boys golf matchup at Willow Springs Country Club.
Harden birded the fourth and 13th holes en route to earning the top spot. He edged Wilson Hunt's Collin Blalock by two strokes.
Wilson Hunt was the overall team winner at 317, followed by Wilson Fike (355), Southern Nash (363) and Wilson Beddingfield (379).

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ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR NC WESLEYAN ATHLETICS
ANOTHER GREAT YEAR FOR NC WESLEYAN ATHLETICS

North Carolina Wesleyan College Athletic Director John Thompson (left) presents NCWC's Athlete of the Year Awards to (l to r) Robert Kjellberg (men's tennis), Jacques Alston (football) and Natalia Lopez (women's tennis).

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KING FOR A DAY
KING FOR A DAY

Zion King (right) enjoyed an outstanding performance for the Northern Nash Lady Knights during last Wednesday's tight home decision against backyard rival Nash Central.

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ROUGH GOING
ROUGH GOING

Northern Nash's Zion King (left) can't maintain her balance during last Wednesday evening's Big East Conference girls soccer contest on the NNHS campus in Red Oak.

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SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY
SLIP SLIDIN' AWAY

Bunn's Stephanie Williams (right) is safe at home plate as SN's Ayessha Hall awaits the throw.

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